New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum press release
With the Christmas season just around the corner, the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum is the place to be from November 20-21. HomeGrown: A New Mexico Food Show & Gift Market is a great opportunity to sample and shop for award-winning New Mexico foods.
The seventh HomeGrown event will take place on Saturday, November 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, November 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry is $ 5 per vehicle and you will receive a free burlap shopping bag. Cash is recommended for entry, while pre-departure tickets can be purchased online using a credit card at www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
The New Mexico Department of Agriculture will once again work with the museum to co-host the exhibition.
Attendees can expect approximately 35 vendors, most of whom represent a variety of food companies from across the state, and are all members of New Mexico Taste the Tradition® and Grown with Tradition®. Each stand offers locally produced products such as award-winning salsas, pecans, baked goods and sauces to try and buy. The show also features handicrafts made from agricultural resources such as wool, handmade arts, and health products.
The event will feature the NMDA’s food demonstration trailer, where chefs demonstrate various recipes using products that are offered for sale by vendors.
“Christmas time is the perfect time to showcase New Mexico food, drink and handicrafts,” said Jeff Witte, New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture. “With the return of HomeGrown this year, everyone has the opportunity to support local businesses. New Mexico foods and crafts make perfect gifts and Christmas snacks to share with family and friends. Our producers take pride in what they grow, and there is no better way to celebrate the holidays than with locally grown produce. We look forward to seeing everyone at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum for HomeGrown. “
The NMDA is also promoting its “Elevate New Mexico Agriculture $ 5 at a Time” campaign. It is designed to inspire every New Mexico household to spend $ 5 on New Mexico farm products year round, or to increase their spending by at least $ 5 per week.
“Farm & Ranch employees are excited to see everyone return to our one-of-a-kind HomeGrown event, where New Mexico-based products are showcased to our talented community,” said Heather Reed, Executive Director of the Farm & Ranch Museum. “Working with our partners in the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, we can show the hard work that makes our state unique.”
Visitors are also invited to tour the museum and enjoy the exhibits at no additional cost. Located at 4100 Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, the museum is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. The 47-acre facility tells the story of 4,000 years of food growing in New Mexico through a variety of exhibits and demonstrations.
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